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Volume 36, Number 1, pages 4-9

Community Gardening for Patients With Diabetes Mellitus in an Underserved Community: A Pilot Study

Pratima R. Nayak, M.D., Jie Hu, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., Elizabeth A. Snyder, R.D., L.D., C.D.E., Natalie M. Stephens, R.D., Sarah A. Jonaus, M.D., Steven W. Ing, M.D., The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

Multiple barriers to optimal diabetes management and control exist due to the disease’s complexities, which are particularly apparent in underserved communities. Participation in a community garden is generally thought to confer social, mental, and physical health benefits. The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of community gardening on health outcomes related to diabetes mellitus.

Diabetes in specific populationsUnderserved